Imphal, Feb 11
Condemning the illogical, undemocratic and untenable decision of the then Okram Ibobi Singh Government that was arrived at on February 10 four years ago, the public of Khousabung Region hold a Mass Candle Light Vigil last night at Khousabung Bazar in Churachandpur District of Manipur. The public demonstration, besides others, is a continuation of the long fight for justice and demands for immediate creation of Khousabung Sub – Division.
Khousabung is located in the most centre point of the mighty Thangting / Thangjing Hill Range and is the Headquarters of 01 – Khousabung District Council Constituency since 1972.
It may be pointed out that the then Okram Ibobi Singh Government took an unilateral and divisive Cabinet Decision renaming the erstwhile Thangting Sub – Division to Kangvai on February 10, 2016, smashing the popular sentiments and aspirations on the ground, and side stepping the public demand for creation of Khousabung Sub – Division. It may be recalled that more than 117 villages out of a total of 125 villages and localities have supported and endorsed Khousabung as Sub – Divisional Headquarters.
“Khousabung has been a political martyr in the hands of the Congress for electing BJP candidate to the District Council”, said Ng Sang, a social activist. In the 2015 ADC election, Seilenmang Khongsai was elected from 01 – Khousabung, the lone BJP candidate to win election in Churachandpur ADC.
Drawing the attention of the BJP Government, the public resolution calls for immediate creation of Khousabung Sub – Division to accelerate fast pace of progress and development in the region.
The Mass Candle Light Vigil was participated by Seilenmang Khongsai, Member, ADC / Ccpur, village chiefs, public and women folks of Khousabung Region.